Orica fragmentation monitoring expands with new tech

By |  October 20, 2022
An example of a FRAGTrack Gantry installation. Photo: Orica

An example of a FRAGTrack Gantry installation. Photo: Orica

Orica launched a fragmentation monitoring technology that combines real-time oversize detection alerts and accurate particle size distribution of fragmentation for all haul truck models and sizes. 

According to Orica, FRAGTrack Gantry uses advanced machine-vision and machine-learning technologies to enable autonomous triggering and processing – without interfering with hauling operations.

FRAGTrack Gantry leverages real-time oversized detection through AI, Orica says. The machine-learning capability is applied to real-time detection that’s accomplished within seconds. Alerts are syndicated via fleet management systems, email or SMS for the rerouting of trucks.

Operators can predetermine customizable oversize limits, enabling a reduction in crusher blockage and damage frequency due to oversize material.

“The full adoption of AI technology into our architecture, coupled with our strategic partnership with Microsoft, allows us to expedite the delivery of capabilities that were not previously possible,” says Raj Mathiravedu, vice president of digital solutions at Orica. “FRAGTrack Gantry is another example of how we are leveraging AI to help deliver intelligence and value to our customers.”

Orica says the fragmentation information from FRAGTrack Gantry enables customers to optimize their drill and blast operations for downstream processes without impacting the haul circuit operation. The addition of a Gantry option complements the suite of FRAGTrack measurement systems currently available for shovel-, crusher- and conveyor-mounted configurations.

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